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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Richard F. Jeffryes.

One hundred and sixty acres of good land on sections 29 and 32, Lee township, pay tribute to the care and cultivation which its owner, Richard F. Jeffryes, bestows upon in.  He is a native of Mercer county, Illinois, and his birth occurred on the 24th of September, 1855.  His parents, Frederick and Eleanor (Cooper) Jeffryes, who were natives respectively of England and Pennsylvania, took up their residence in Illinois in an early day in the history of that state.  There they were married and there they continued to reside until 1865, when they came to Adair county, Iowa.  Further mention of their lives is made elsewhere in this work.

Richard F. Jeffryes passed the period of his minority under the parental roof but when he attained his majority he left home and for several years he operated rented land.  His first purchase of land made him the owner of forty acres, upon which he resided for three years.  He then sold that place and bought a farm in Jackson township, this county, where he lived until 1900, when he purchased a quarter section on sections 29 and 32, Lee township, where he now resides.  He has made many excellent improvements and the farm is one of the valuable properties of his locality.  He specializes in raising hogs for the market and his long experience and good business judgment enable him to carry on that business very successfully.

In 1881 Mr. Jeffryes was married to Miss Myrtle Hollingsworth, a native of Iowa and a daughter of Albert and Sarah A. Hollingsworth.  The father is still living and resides in Greenfield.  Mr. and Mrs. Jeffryes have two children:  Grace, the wife of K. H. Adams, of this county:  and Harry C., still at home.

Mr. Jeffryes is a democrat and has served acceptably upon the school board.  His wife belongs to the Christian church, in the work of which she takes a helpful interest.  They began their married life in limited financial circumstances but their continued industry has been rewarded and they now have more than a competence.  Their many admirable traits of character have won them the respect of all who know them and there are many who value highly their goodwill and favorable opinion.



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